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MONTOPOLIS, TEXAS

Travis County, Texas Hill Country
4 miles SE of Austin
Population: Included in Austin

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Montopolis Bridge Texas
Opening Day for the Montopolis Bridge
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Originally developed in the 1830s when Austin was still named Waterloo, the somewhat pretentious name comes from it's hilltop location. Early settler Jessie C. Tannehill laid out the townsite near his cabin. Proximity to Austin prevented the town from developing into its own community, nevertheless Montopolis had its own post office granted by 1897 to serve the 50 or so people who resided there. The population swelled to 142 by 1900 but the post office was discontinued in 1902. The town was annexed by Austin in three stages beginning in the 1950s and continuing in the 60s and 70s. The name is still in use for the neighborhood, an exit off the highway and for the bridge pictured above - still in use in 2004.
Montopolis Bridge, Colorado River , Texas 1935 Flood
June 1935 flood
These are of what was the Montopolis Bridge across the Colorado River on what is now U.S. 183.
Montopolis Bridge, Colorado River , Texas 1935 Flood
 Colorado River , Texas 1935 Flood
Montopolis Bridge, Colorado River , Texas 1935 Flood
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